SHOWS: ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES.
(FEBRUARY 1, 2019) (REUTERS-SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE) 1.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) YOUNG FAN JACK PARKER SAYING: "The Rams (to win) because the Patriots they've won pretty much, they've won two times in a row, no they won one time in a row and whenever they beat the Falcons that made everybody mad and like now everybody doesn't like the Patriots...I hate them." 2.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) FALCONS FAN ROBERT JARACZ SAYING: "Oh man, I'm so sick of the Patriots...but mainly because they beat us two years ago in the Super Bowl and I want my revenge so it'd be nice for them to lose in Atlanta, for Atlanta fans, to get some kind of closure to the way that the Super Bowl ended so and then we can have our chance in the future.
It'd just be nice to see them lose." 3.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) MARRIED COUPLE SHANE AND JEANNIE SAYING: "Just tired of the dynasty, tired of Tom Brady, tired of Bill Belichick, time for some new blood." "I agree, do not like Tom Brady at all." "Cheaters." 4.
FORMER PATRIOTS PLAYER MARTY MOORE (FROM 1994-2002 AND WON SUPER BOWL WITH PATRIOTS IN 2001-02 SEASON WHEN DEFEATED RAMS) TALKING TO REPORTER 5.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) FORMER PATRIOTS PLAYER MARTY MOORE SAYING: "Haters!
You know it's a culture thing, so you know, everybody that, you know, is against the Patriots, they don't understand the culture.
The Patriots are an organization that have been continuously doing the same thing over and over and they get really good at it, and coach Belichick and coach (quarterback) Brady lead this organization along with Mr. (Robert) Kraft for the last three decades and so now they continue to go to the Super Bowls, and I think people do get kind of sick of them but the people in New England and the people who played for the Patriots, we love 'em." STORY: Nearly half of Americans say they are tired of seeing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, according to a sports poll conducted last week.
The poll, conducted by Seton Hall University, found that 46% were tired of seeing them, with only 25% finding their appearance making the game more interesting.
Among those who follow the NFL closely or very closely, the number rises to 62% who are tired of seeing them against only 27% who find their appearance making the game more interesting.
The poll received 985 adult responses from across the U.S., using both landlines and cellphones, with a margin of error of +/- 3.2%.
The numbers are not very good for New England quarterback Tom Brady, whose favorable rating has fallen to only 29% after a high of 61% in February 2015, when the Poll first asked about him.
That was before the penalty for "Deflategate" was instituted, and his favorable rating fell to 34% afterwards.
The NFL came down hard on the Patriots in 2015 for their role in Deflategate, suspending star quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of next season and fining the franchise $1 million.
A league report at the time said it was "more probable than not" that Patriots personnel "were involved in a deliberate effort" to circumvent rules by using deflated footballs in the team's 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.